Bench Dog Holes - Jumbo Shelf Pin Jig

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Blog entry by Splinter12 posted 01-29-2014 04:50 PM 4953 reads 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost done my variation of the Chris Schwarz $175 work bench and had fun drilling the dog hole. I thought I’d share. I think my photos are getting cut off. Oh well.

Made my self of jumbo shelf pin jig. Made it out of Baltic birch and then drilled it on the drill press. Once I drilled my first hole I used the Veritas bench dog as the pin.

Clamp to bench with backer board.

Drill hole with .75” brad point bit.

Move down to next hole. No measuring required.

Was way to much fun.

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#1 posted 01-29-2014 05:05 PM

Great way to jig up those holes! I like it. That’s a good looking bench. I just hope you don’t regret using softwood on the top.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 05:30 PM


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#3 posted 01-29-2014 06:09 PM

Greg, I hope I don’t regret it. Seems to be fairly durable so far. Didn’t break the bank either.

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 06:14 PM

Made something similar for my bench build. Your bench looks good.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 06:21 PM

very nice. don’t forget to chamfer (can use sand paper with or without a chamfering dowel) those holes. the sharp edges are hard on skin ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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